This week for our Fall Fashion feature, I wanted to feature someone new. My friend Mary always looks so stylish and adorable so I thought Id show you one of her outfits.
We paired this adorable denim chambray tunic dress with a waist cinching belt.
This orange sweater really brightens the whole look up.
Effortless boots complete the look.
For cooler days, tights would be great with this look! Thank you, Mary!!
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This week I wanted to do another day to night look. This look begins with simple cognac boots, grey riding leggings, an army green silk tank and my new oatmeal Covered Wrap (available at etsy). I’ve been tempted to wear this wrap every day. It defines “effortlessly chic” to me.
It’s a one size and is extremely versatile.
To take it to night, it’s so easy. Throw on black heels and add a show-stopping bag ( which will be a new tutorial next week) and it completely dresses the look up.
I love this combination. I love the contrast of the textured knit, the soft muted silk and the loud bag. Gold jewelry is a must with this look. It really livens it up.
Enjoy your weekend!
Corso Como Boots
Forever 21 Leggings
Forever 21 Silk Tank
Lex Designs Covered Wrap
BCBG black heels
Lex Designs clutch (tutorial coming soon!)
Gold neckalce, local designer in Santa Cruz, CA
Tags: fall fashion 2010
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This week my sister, Clare, is gone so I had to ‘model’ my own outfit. Which didn’t go so well. Please know that I didn’t intend for my face to not be in one picture (although I’m somewhat relieved). It’s just I’m no good at propping the camera and taking my own pictures.
For this week I wanted to show you how to take a spring/summer dress into the fall. I have one of my favorite dresses here that I got about 6 years ago. I put a long sleeve T over it in a similar tone as the dress’ background so it wouldn’t cut me off. Then I added a small skinny belt over that to add some definition.
I paired it with my favorite, bulky fall riding boots and you can add a jacket.
I love the soft, airy gypsy feel to this fabric.
Then you contrast it with some heavy leather and it takes it into the cool weather season. If you’re going to invest in a pair of boots, I highly recommend riding boots. They are always in style and have such a classic, American sportswear feel to them.
Don’t be afraid to transition pieces into fall. Just think about contrasting them instead of pairing them.
Enjoy your weekend!
Frye Leather Paige Riding Boots
Rebecca Taylor Dress
Free People T
Free People Jacket
Thrift Store Leather Belt
Thigh-high socks. I’m falling in love with them. They’re one more great layering piece especially fashionable this fall.
Here are some of my favorite looks on the runway:
Inspired by some of those, here is my fall outfit for this Friday. (AND, I’d like to preface this and say that while I was photographing this I was watching two of my girls and holding a screaming baby. So things are cut off, proportions are weird… forgive me)
I wanted to incoroprate another one of my favoirtes for fall- leather and lace. So for day I have on my sister- black leggings (American Apparel), thigh high socks (Target), a cream lace tank (some boutique in Boston), my favorite Donni Charm Scarf, my ‘leather’ jacket that we added the bomber collar to, and my Lucia purse and leather boots. It’s a great multi-layered look for daytime.
The thigh-highs add so much to make it interesting.
Now this look could easily go into night. Just add some heels, in this case my favorite leopard wedges from Guess that I’ve had for 5 years and a textured clutch. (Find the DIY here!)
So, what do you think? Are you on the thigh-high sock train with me?
I wanted to start a new feature that I’m going to post about on Fridays. I love the season of Fall and I love dressing for Fall. There are endless options but I think a lot of times we get stuck in the same ruts of the season. It’s easy to just throw on the same sweater and jacket and not think about the layering options of it all. You can change your look so easily by doing more layering and of things you already have. To me, styling for Fall is like putting together a puzzle. So I hope you’re inspired by this new series to try new things that you may already have.
I also really wanted to use things I already had to show you. I love places like polyvore, but most of the items are designer items that are waaay out of my budget. I wanted to inspire you to work with what you have, maybe adding a few new fall items, but just being re-inspired not tempted for more more more.
So let’s begin! Today’s outfit is a striped top, black blazer, a long black skirt, boots, a bright bag and a large knit scarf. (The scarf is almost like a collar. I wear it ALL the time!)
I love the bold watch with this outfit and the pop of the bright bag. Without the redbag, I think this would be quite boring. I also have a striped tank layered under the striped top. it elongates it without adding a totally different element.
I looovvee boots with a long skirt.
I like all the different layers of this look. You could easily have just done with top with the skirt, but it wouldn’t have looked as interesting or as stylish.Have a great weekend!!
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